Poikiloderma of civatte

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Poikiloderma of civatte
ICD-10 L57.3
DiseasesDB 33209

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]: Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Kiran Singh, M.D. [2]


Poikiloderma of Civatte [1]is a cutaneous condition and refers to reticulated red to red-brown patches with telangiectasias.[2] It is identifiable as the reddish brown discoloration on sides of the neck, usually on both sides. It is more common with women than men and more commonly effects middle-aged to elderly women. "Poikiloderma" is basically a change of the skin due to dilation of the blood vessels in the neck. "Civatte" was the French dermatologist who first identified it in the 1920s. [3]


Physical Examination



See also


  1. Geronemus R. "Poikiloderma of Civatte". Arch Dermatol. 126:547-548. 1990.
  2. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0.
  3. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1120079-overview#a0101
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Dermatology Atlas".

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